Nuclear waste warnings (was: Archiving language...)
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 27, 2003, 21:42|
Costentin Cornomorus wrote at 2003-12-27 10:45:14 (-0800)
> --- Tim May <butsuri@...>
> > Did they?
> They certainly held no great esteem for many
> American natives!
Who they insisted could not be responsible for the pyramids, for the
> > As long as they're aware of the concept of an invisible force
> > that causes sickness and death which emanates from certain places
> > and materials, then they can in principle be made to understand
> > that that's what they're being warned away from.
> Ancient superstition!
Not if radiation is a known factor elsewhere, which is likely if
there's been a nuclear war. Which is the situation we were
> > They don't necessarily
> > need to understand the physical processes
> > involved.
> Of course, but this presumes that they're simply
> willing to let things lie. Human history should
> teach us one thing: people don't let things lie!
Please don't put words in my mouth. Of course no system can be
perfect, and I said as much not two mails ago. The fact remains that
if you're burying a large quantity of radioactive material which will
be highly toxic for over 10,000 years*, it's reasonable to mark it with
some kind of durable warning, and to make this work on as many levels
* The wisdom of this first step is, certainly, debatable.